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ape and incest. i don't think that wom's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. good morning, america. breaking right now, the u.s. ambassador to libya killed overnight. the american consulate stormed by violent protests, the building on fire. at least one other american dead. all sparked by a film made by a california real estate developer now in hiding. also breaking overnight, flash flood emergency. massive storms slam the southwest, stalling out over big cities for eight, full hours. flooding entire neighborhoods, stranding drivers and breaking this dam wide-open. miracle man. brand-new video of the 19-year-old fisherman who was stranded at sea on this tiny, plastic crate. moments before his dramatic rescue, plucked from icy waters
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after 24 hours adrift. he's speaking this morning only on "gma." royal baby on board? prince william is telling children, he's hoping for two. as kate only drinks water, sparking so much pregnancy speculation on their big overseas trip. good morning, america. robin is on her medical leave. amy robach here with us. we want to get right to that breaking news. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, has been killed by angry militants. >> they were enraged by a film produced by a man in california. the filmmaker, now in hiding. who are the americans behind the story that's developing right now? >> we've got full team coverage tracking it.
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abc's jake tapper at the white house. our global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour has returned from the region. and martha raddatz. this is the first american ambassador killed in an attack since 1979. >> reporter: it is, george. this is a horrifying situation. and it is not over. we've been tracking this overnight. a senior u.s. official telling abc news that, indeed, ambassador chris stevens was killed by militants. it was a chaotic and terrifying scene. 20 gun-wielding attackers, storming the american consulate in benghazi overnight. nearly a dozen americans were inside, guarded only by libyan security. for nearly 20 minutes, the libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers. and hurled a firebomb inside. the militants burned down at least one building. ambassador stevens was either killed by smoke inhalation, or more likely in a car trying to
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escape with two guards, which may have been hit by a mortar. the other american was killed from smoke inhalation. ambassador stevens is a long-serving diplomat. widely respected and passionate about libya. he was there during the revolution, serving as the american representative to the transitional national council. earlier in the day tuesday, protesters breached the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo, tearing down the american flag and ripping it to shreds. raising a black flag reading, there is no god but allah. u.s. officials fear both incidents are in response to this low-budget, anti-muslim film. it's so controversial in the middle east, abc news is not showing it. the movie was produced in the u.s. by an israeli filmmaker, who says he intented the film to
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be provocative and says islam is a cancer. >> what they want to do is make muslims mad. it seems like that occurs. we'll see if it spreads to other cities around the world. >> reporter: muslims say it insults the prophet mohammed, depicting him as a fraud and womanizer. many blame america for the film. and it's being promoted by terry jones, the gainesville, florida, pastor, who angered the muslim world in 2010, when he threatened to burn the koran. the u.s. is evacuating all americans working with the state department from benghazi. and the u.s. is also bracing for more attacks in the middle east, considering this an extremely dangerous situation there right now, george. >> all from a film that's been shown in full only once, i believe, in hollywood. but that trailer, on youtube, all around the world. >> reporter: it has spread all around the world. and that is why the u.s. is so nervous about this. >> okay, martha raddatz. let's go to jake tapper at the white house. the president up on this all night, as well.
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>> reporter: the president has been kept up to date all night by his national security adviser, tom donilon, beginning with the protests in cairo. but also the ones in benghazi. as martha suggests, george, the big fear here, of course, is not only what happened to the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but what could happen next with so many individual muslims throughout the arab world, enflamed by this provocative film, george. >> we have a good chance the president will address this later today? >> reporter: we expect the president will address this within the next couple hours. now, there are notifications by the u.s. state department. the white house is ready to put out a statement on this as soon as the notifications have taken place. we're not sure if president obama will address this on camera or not. christiane amanpour, by my side. just back from the region. what do we know about the film and the film make center. >> not a huge amount. he's been described as a
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california real estate. he describes himself as an israeli. he's remainingng defiant, sayin islam is a cancer. and saying this was a provocative film to show mohammed is a fraud. and clearly the film showed him as a womanizer, a pedophile, a thug, and generally denigrating islam. there's freedom of expression in this country. there's also 100-year law by the united states supreme court, which means you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. now, one has to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there, who are using this and whipping up hatred. >> you covered the protests in the arab spring. what we're seeing is the consequences of more freedom in the middle east. >> more freedom. i've spoken to the prime ministers of egypt and the new leader of libya. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a
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transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars.
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ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's vegas? yes. at least 50 people rescued and 1 person is still missing. the rain came so fast and so hard, the rushing water burst through this dike in southern utah, forcing hundreds of homes and businesses to evacuate. in las vegas, a more desperate scene. the water, up to two inches per hour, turned roads into rivers in seconds. trapping these cars. this man, barely hanging on, as he is rescued from the window of his truck and finally lifted into the air to safety. the water came bursting through neighborhoods, surrounding these homes in an instant. flooding, not just basements but entire first floors of some homes. >> water just poured in from the roof. >> reporter: the flood, so powerful, it sent dumpsters careening through a concrete wall. >> what happened? what did you hear? >> just a roaring sound.
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and then, the crashing. >> reporter: the torrent of floodwaters overflowing and swamping everything in its path. washing away this tractor and the man who was in it. he's now reported missing. he was on the phone with his wife when the phone went dead. >> it came down hard and quick. i don't think anybody was prepared for exactly how bad it was going to be. >> las vegas has never had that much rain on one day in september. today, they will be drying out. better news coming up. i'll have more on the nation's weather. now, back to george and amy. let's get to josh elliott with the other top stories developing at this hour. >> good morning. we're going to begin with your money on wall street. the dow begins the morning at the highest level in five years. investors hoping the federal reserve now, which is meeting today, will announce it's taking new action to boost the economy. likely easing long-term interest rates. and there's another piece of good news this morning. a german court ruled that the european bailout fund is, in fact, constitutional. meanwhile, a convicted tax
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cheat has received a very big gift from the irs. $104 million. bradley birkenfeld blew the whistle on his employer, swiss bank ubs, for helping customers evade u.s. taxes. the irs recovered some $5 billion afterward. and as a reward, birkenfeld could have received up to 30% of that. chicago's teachers union is reviewing a new proposal this morning from the school board, as the strike enters day three in that city. the new proposal under review said to address teacher evaluation, which has been the main sticking point in the impasse. and dramatic high-speed police chase in south florida. three suspected burglars drove up to 100 miles per hour, even losing a tire at one point, before finally slamming into the guardrail, rear-ending another car in the process. finally coming to a stop. but that did not stop them from fleeing on foot. police, however, did arrest them a short time later.
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and finally, a rather different kind of four-legged friend. the military is unveiling whats being called the robot dog. it can carry up to 400 pounds of equipment, over the roughest of terrain, at a speed of 3 miles per hour. no quick getaways. but it is smart enough to follow troops around like a loyal pet. >> you're right. it looks more like a mule. >> like a lucas film. it looks like "star wars." >> everybody into the pool. we're going to turn to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and his first comments about the stock since it went public. zuckerberg pretty open about his falling. >> reporter: that's right. wall street has watched something of a train wreck. facebook was supposed to be the biggest ipo in recent history.
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instead, it was the most botched, losing half of its value. the 29-year-old ceo has been silent until now. sporting his signature t-shirt and jeans, mark zuckerberg proved he's done a lot of growing up since facebook's disastrous ipo nearly four months ago. >> the stock has lost roughly half its value. >> just get right into it. >> reporter: in a 30-minute q&a session at a tech conference, the notoriously camera-shy and awkward wunderkind, was replaced by a more mature and energetic leader. quite a change from the kid who revolutionized the internet in his dormroom eight years ago. >> it's not like this is the first up-and-down that we've ever had. >> reporter: as for that stock price, zuckerberg seemed to express the right amount of contrition and responsibility. >> the performance of the stock has obviously been disappointing. >> reporter: but he was also clear to point out that his vision for the company one based
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solely on making a profit, something that's put him at odds with investors. >> the commitment that we made is that we're going to execute this mission of making the world more open and connected. >> reporter: as for the future of the company, zuckerberg made it clear that his focus is on mobile phones. >> we already see that mobile users are more than twice as likely to use facebook six out of seven days of the week. >> reporter: and search engines. pitsi pitting facebook against google. >> google's been so successful as monetizing the world information through search. think of how successful facebook could be at monetizing the world's social information. >> reporter: analysts i've spoken to said while zuckerberg's performance did not solve all of the company's problems, it did help boost the stock more than 4% in after-hours raiding. >> half an hour? >> reporter: we'll be watching the stock today. >> thank you very much.
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now, to the latest on the miracle survival story we told you about on tuesday. brand-new video of the moments just before that 19-year-old fisherman was rescued after surviving more than 24 hours in icy alaskan waters. he's speaking out now. and abc's john muller is here with that story. good morning, john. amazing he can speak. >> reporter: it is amazing. this story just gets better. the details are astounding enough. but this morning, we hear from the courageous teenager who refused to die. we also get a firsthand look of the gripping video the moment this nightmare ended in triumph. >> easy right. >> reporter: the coast guard video shows a desperate 19-year-old ryan harris, in the ocean, alone, moments before his rescue. >> hold position. >> reporter: plucked from the frigid alaskan waters saturday, after 24 hours of drifting, kept afloat by this plastic fishing crate. >> i cried a lot.
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i wanted to see my brother and my mom. >> reporter: harris says the all-day and night ordeal was when a giant wave flipped his fishing boat. >> the bow was up in the air. >> reporter: onboard with him, his friend, 40-year-old stoney matt huffman. as the boat began sinking, huffman screamed for harris to get inside the container. >> i managed to get in. i couldn't manage to get him in. he let go of the tote. and the waves pushed us apart. >> reporter: all alone, harris drifted, not knowing what happened to his friend. >> i was emotional distraught once i sat down. >> reporter: huffman was alive. he found a suit like this. as the boat sank, he grabbed on to the lid of one of the fishing bins. he began swimming to shore and made it. but harris was still floating in the alaskan sea. >> three hours after the boat flipped was probably the hardest time because that's when i started crying my eyes out. i just really missed my family.
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i was almost at 50/50 at that point. either i'm going to make it or i'm not. >> reporter: to keep sane, harris says he sang songs like "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer." and he kept repeating this mantra. >> i'm ryan harris. i'm not going to die here. >> reporter: and he didn't. >> when i saw that helicopter coming to pick me up, i was really ecstatic. i'm going to go home and get a slice of pizza. >> reporter: he deserves that. the biggest challenge for harris was to balance that plastic bin in the waves. imagine doing this for 26 hours. he had a cut on his head, mean blisters on his hands from clutching on so long. but otherwise, doing just fine. >> the waters were so icy. he had to be miserable. but he got a slice of pizza. >> hope it was a good slice. now, to the latest on prince william and kate's royal tour, and new speculation about a baby. sparked by william, and kate who raised a lot of eyebrows when
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she toasted with water, not wine. you can guess what the british press did with that one. bob woodward is in singapore with the details. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, george. there's been so much infatuation about this couple again today, william and kate, as it has so many times. but this time, the topic really was about pregnancy. and that means, there's a whole, new round of frenzied speculation. it was at this dinner, with the president and prime minister of singapore, while william and the others raised their glasses of wine to toast the queen, kate politely passed on the wine to drink water instead. not once, but twice, which left many wondering if finally there's an heir in there. >> people do look at them and wonder if they are signs. people whispering, going, is she pregnant? >> reporter: of course, there's absolutely no evidence of this. kate, after all, is not a big alcohol drinker. but this topic just kept brewing today. william told one fan that he
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hoped to have two children. the first time he gave a specific number. >> very much, yeah. looking forward to them, you know, the offspring very much. >> reporter: the crowds were huge today. for william -- >> i have a crush on william since i was 11. >> reporter: for kate, they watched every smile, every movement of her dress, looking for any hint of a baby bump. last night, kate made a nod to singapore-born designer, goran, scoring high marks. today, william and kate went to promote british interests at the rolls-royce plant, where he spoke and she showed off her muscles. kate will be moving into the spotlight. she and her husband, william, will be flying from here over to kuala lumpur, the capital of malaysia. there, she will deliver her first overseas speech, about her charity work. the chances, george, he's going to talk about this baby is very, very unlikely. i think you agree.
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>> i think that's right, bob. i heard delivery -- and i started to listen even more. >> come on. ginger zee in for sam champion and the weather. >> i will deliver the forecast. we just told you about all that rain in las vegas. impressive pictures out of there. now, it moves to the east to a place that needs it. the northern panhandle of texas. that's the two-plus inches. and then, heat. 5 to 20 degrees above average. that includes chicago and kansas city.
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>> good morning. on the listd.c. was sunny cities. we are. arlington. a beautiful sunrise. degrees. high pressure has been week.ting our weather all continue to do so. it will shift off to the east. your express forecast -- 74 and tunday a >> something else to get your attention quickly. a new snowflakes on the map here. it's happening. >> wow. >> all right, ginger, thank you. coming up here on "gma," the accountant and dad who allegedly hired someone to attack his wife. and then, he tried to write it off as a business expense. also, aimee copeland, the
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:26. i am steve chenevy. with your news update. now investigating virginia911 outages after june's
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storm.derecho people unableon 911 after the storm backup generators at center inntrol failed.n took days to restore 911 is to some people. as a little bit this morning on washington, central school students were today asto class ed theigators search gunman. shotouldn't was yesterday -- a student was shot yesterday. >> the morning commute still for a lot of folks. the gw parkway, the accident crowding the area. on the baltimore washington accident at the powder mill road. that drive the coming in from laurel. the inner loop as well was outer
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loop, the outer loop the lake continues into silver spring and loop you are slow, from college park belt jackie as a look at our forecast. >> good morning. we have been on the cool side. a warming trend. changes here in the forecast. to stay clear and sunny throughout the area. as we take a look at the today, mostly .unny we are back in the 80s. -83. the first chance of not until the weekend. much.nk you so thank you for watching. we are back
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what a moment that was. that is aimee copeland, the courageous young woman who has triumphed over a rare flesh-eating disease. waking right on to katie couric's set. her first public appearance since the accident. and she sat down with josh right after for an emotional and inspiring interview. we have it all coming up. she says she has plenty to celebrate. good morning, america. robin on her medical leave. amy robach in this morning. >> a smile on her face all the time. >> an extraordinary young woman. more smile s for blake livey
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and ryan reynolds. we have details about her dress, their vows. and how they kept it all under cover. >> until now. also, "gma" is going "gangnam style" this morning. he has the whole world doing his dance. and now, the korean superstar, psy, we're going to hear from him, as you've never heard from him. and i was the first to do the dance on the air. >> i was impressed by your moves. >> thank you. i think i pulled something. let's make the turn to a crazy story. an alleged murder plot-for-hire. a wealthy texas businessman charged with hiring hitmen to kill his own wife. he actually funneled the company's money to those would-be killers. and millions more are unaccounted for. ryan owens has the story.
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>> reporter: he may look like one half of a happy couple. but police say frank howard was hiding a lot behind that smile. prosecutors accuse the successful accountant, father of three, and avid churchgoers of spending $100,000 to hire hitmen to murder his wife, nancy. she was shot in the face last month in front of their home. police arrested this 19-year-old man, who along with members of his family, led detectives right back to the husband. howard's attorney calls the charges against his client preposterous. >> it's the theater of the absurd that the police are buying into. of course, we'll get a not guilty and he'll move on with his wife. >> reporter: frank howard's wife, nancy, survived that hit. she was in a coma. he was by her bedside. when she woke up, she filed for divorce.
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and court documents reveal another shocker. nancy's husband confessed to an affair with a woman in california. bought her a home, a condo in lake tahoe, and gave her $500,000 in expenses. frank howard's attorney says while his client denies wanting his wife dead, he does admit to the affair. but says it's over. and if all that weren't enough, frank howard is being hauled into court by a former employer. suing him, saying he embezzled millions of their dollars from contracts in the middle east, to finance his alleged secret life. this morning, howard is free on $1 million bail. but authorities say allegations from his past are now catching up with him fast. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> from the disturbing to the inspirational. >> no question about that. great story coming up now. aimee copeland, the young woman who has inspired so many with her brave battle against a
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krishs, flesh-eating disease. josh, you had a chance to sit down with her. and what a spirit. >> if you saw her on katie couric's new show yesterday. i was told she was an extraordinary woman. it was undersold. she is the personification of courage and hope and belief. and she says, despite everything that happened to her, she loves her life even more now. meeti meeting aimee copeland for the first time is an experience unlike any other. the 24-year-old exudes life and love. and a boundless sense of optimism. admirable qualities most. but extraordinary in someone who so recently endured so much. copeland's story began on may 1st, when a zip line adventure with friends took a perilous turn. >> i remember hearing the sound of the wire snapping. the next thing i know, i'm on the ground. >> reporter: copeland got the
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injury would heal in a matter of days. but lurking in her body, a deadly bacteria, likely from the river in which she plunged. >> it's difficult to diagnosis. >> reporter: the flesh-eating bacteria ravaged copeland's body for days, then weeks. taking with it, both of her hands, both of her feet, and her entire left leg. >> just jump on the mat. and we'll get xarted with the exercises. >> reporter: despite very slim odds, copeland survived. do you have why me moments? >> not really. i don't think along those storms. i was in this situation. so, that's how the cookie crumbles. >> reporter: now, out of the hospital, copeland is learning to embrace what she calls a new normal. what's been the hardest thing to relearn? >> there's so much. i think styling my hair is really complicated. i actually think after i get
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home, i'm chopping it all off because it's one of those things, it's not even relearning. it's just -- just doesn't happen. brushing my teeth is really hard. putting on makeup. getting dressed. >> reporter: you are obviously tall. i'm tall myself. what's it like to have your whole world view change now? >> oh, it's terrible. i hate it. i hate having to look up at people. it's a different view because i'm, you know, 5'8". i'm used to looking down at people or at least eye-level. i'm be glad when i'm vertical a lot more. >> reporter: copeland's wish to stand tall again will soon be granted. >> this is below the knee. >> reporter: thanks to the new prosthetic she began using last week. on tuesday, in front of the studio audience of katie couric's new show, she showed just how quickly she's learned to master the new leg. but just as impressive as her newfound ability to walk and
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work her hand held device, is her determination to simply live her life. is it fair to say, maybe, that for all the changes in your life, that you've emerged the same person in the end here? >> uh-huh. absolutely. this is the better version. it's just something where you say, hey, this is hard. but we're going to make the best of it because, hey, i'm alive. i'm celebrating. you know? i'm celebrating the fact that i'm here right now. and i shouldn't be. you know? so, i think -- i feel like i beat all the odds, really. >> that's incredible. what's next for her? >> a couple of things. it's very funny. she's very happy to be home. her home has been retrofitted for her new life. but she said, i'm away from home for six years before this. and she's jonesing for a little independence. she's going to learn to drive again. and she wants to complete her masters thesis. she was getting a masters degree in ecopsychology. she wants to use the outdoors to help people recover from injuries.
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in this case, amputees. and to that end, she calls herself her own case study. >> great story, josh. let's get some weather and ginger zee in for sam. >> i want to start with something not so great. that's flooding in florida. let's get to sarasota. parts of florida, up to three inches. and it's the stall front over it here. miami will have more rain. new orleans back to houston, this bubbles up and gives more rain for parts of the gulf states. that is on the southeast side. as far as the great lakes, the midwest, look at this. kansas city, 90 today. 74 friday. and in the middle, low 60s opinion tomorrow is go >> good morning. now.e on the upswing the temperatures will be on the rise as we enter a warming trend. it is chilly in the meantime in fr
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the knot in a hush-hush ceremony sunday night. the 20-minute ceremony was described by "people" magazine as romantic and rustic affair, full of emotion and romance. the blushing bride was described as simple, yet beautiful, with a one-of-a kind wedding gown and natural makeup. >> blake walked down the aisle to the choir singing, "can't take my eyes off of you." and when ryan saw her, he was beaming. >> reporter: with a mix of charm and glamour, the wedding took place on a plan kags in south carolina. the couple released 35 wish lanterns in the sky. mark zuckerberg surprised his wife in may, with a back yard
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wedding for priscilla. how did they do it? it's all in the planning. >> what's real important to succeed in the secrecy of this wedding is every vendor, every vendor's employee, would be asked to sign any one of these agreements, both for the privacy during the preparation of the wedding. not disclosing any information to the press during or after the wedding. >> reporter: so, what's next for the story book romance? in the new issue of "allure" magazine, lively says she's ready for a family. saying, quote, i always wanted a big family. oh, i'd love 30 children, if i could. we'll see on that. and a little footnote about blake and ryan's bedding. the mansion they got married was featured in "the notebook." i cried. >> everybody's going -- >> we love love. should we change it up with josh's "play of the day"? i believe it's coming up. >> we should. and you heard of helicopter
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here's "the play of the day." >> for the parents on the couch, the musical -- are there lessons happening right now? >> we got a recorder last night. i think we're going to lose it today. >> piano for you. okay. take a look at this. this is andy lee. he's a little lad. just 5 years old. he's from hong kong. but the internet decided he's something of a sensation. and here's why. >> no. >> that's not real. ♪ >> it is actually. amy, you got me. just technical wizardry. no, it's not.
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this is legitimate. >> that's phenomenal. >> the upsetting thing, when i saw this and listened to it again and again, is he's better already than i'll ever be at anything in my whole life. >> wow. >> little mozart. >> take a look. you want to get to the pedals, look at this. he can barely get there. he's still growing into his talent. >> keep practicing. are you really going to go from that to what i see in your prompter right now? >> another musical legend. in the making. >> from one musical legend to another. psy is next. wire going "gangnam style." go nowhere. [ johan ] hello, piper. nice up-do. i see you're crunching numbers with a cup of joe... when you could be relaxing with a delicious gevalia. or as i like to say, a cup of johan. joe's a cubicle. johan is a corner office with a young, eager assistant...
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. i am steve chenevy. it is september 12. in montgomery county, county officials now inspecting all of the four crown victoria police cruisers. . inspections, after the steering failed on two vehicles. and was in danger of failing on more. injuries and no crashes have been caused. but there will check out all of cars and make sure they are safe. might -- we may find out
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today what led to the death of the man on the right. inutes workers found gary's body yesterday. police to not suspect foul play. his wife was killed during a confrontation with the police in february. more on newschannel 8 with an in-depth report at the top of the hour at 8:00 a.m. look of the roads with angela foster. >> that has been a tough ride on branch ave. another crash. this one on allentown road in lane.ft backups there. in virginia, on i 66, no sunshinebut a lot of trading major delays as you make to the beltway. and 395 approaching the 14th accident off to the shoulder. jammed heading into the district. sunshine slow down. but it looks good out there. this is fairfax.
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♪ times square is going gangnam. >> yeah. >> come on, george. >> no way. the video, taking the world by storm. look at lara go. you're about to hear from psy, like never before. and look at that gang. all of times square. we've got the dancers out. plaza into aangnam s square extravaganza. we say good morning, america.
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robin on her medical leave. and glaed to have amy robach with us. >> thank you very much. and we've all heard about helicopter parenting, right? who is trying this? the free-range approach to raising your kid. inside this controversial new trend. also, ladies don't hold your breath. it was being reported that george clooney was back on the market. is the world's sexiest man the newest bachelor? we'll tell you the latest on that. plus, we're exclusively revealing who is topping "people" magazine's brand-new best dressed list. we have serious news that is breaking overnight in libya. >> we're going to begin there. the ambassador to libya and three other americans have been killed after an attack on the consulate in benghazi. the violence there and at the embassy in cairo, is being fueled by an anti-muslim video made here in the united states. and abc's martha raddatz joins us now. martha, what are we learning right now about this situation? >> reporter: josh, president obama has just released a statement calling the attack on
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the consulate outrageous. and officially announcing the deaths of the four americans, including the beloved ambassador there, chris stevens. this was a brazen, horrific attack by about 20 armed militants. they set one of the consulate buildings on fire. stevens was apparently hit in a car by a mortar or gunfire right near or on the consulate grounds. the president also announced this morning that security will be increased at diplomatic posts around the globe. the u.s. fears this film will inflame others. this is a very dangerous situation. >> now, martha, this film in question, an obscure film that had a single showing in hollywood. what do we know about the man who made it? >> reporter: he's an israeli filmmaker based in california. he's now in hiding. he intended this film to be a provocative political statement condemning islam. but this has turned deadly. >> again, martha raddatz,
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tracking the story overnight for us in washington. thank you for that. here at home, the big story overnight. massive flooding across the southwest. floodwaters so powerful, they burst through a dike, you see there in southern utah, tearing a 20-foot hole in the middle of it. meanwhile, in las vegas, look at these pictures. at least 50 people had to be rescued. many became stranded in their cars as the city was swamped with up to two inches of rain per hour. roads were transformed into rivers. thousands lost power. and surprising, new findings about one of the most popular dietary pills on the market. researchers say fish oil supplements have no proven benefits when it comes to preventing heart disease or stroke. but they remind us omega 3s are helpful when you get them from actually eating fish. and the world's biggest cosmetics company has been warned to stop claiming its
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creams have medical benefits. to make that claim, the products would have to be classified as drugs. here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hello, josh. great to talk to you. can one hot gadget, one american company, single-handedly boost the american company. is this about to happen? what does it mean for american jobs? be sure to watch the big news tonight on "world news." >> we certainly will, diane. take a look at this terrifying scene in the virgin islands. look at this video. it is a massive migration. those are not rocks. those are hermit crabs on st. john's. hundreds of thousands, if not millions, didn't have the time to count them all. a natural phenomenon. the crabs eat at the water's edge and make a hasty retreat.
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the problem is, the line's sort of long. millions of them. >> like us, precoffee. i guess that's my cue. good morning, everybody. time for a little "pop news." "people" magazine's best and worst dressed issues. they're number one, also personal favorite here, gwyneth paltrow. and also, no surprise, kate middleton is on the list for her elegant, gorgeous and i dare say recycling style, josh. >> you need not dare. >> i just did. also, it would be nice to see maternity style being celebrated, with reese witherspoon. and completing the list are, among others, rihanna, jennifer lawrence. and for best breakup style, rob pattinson. >> who knew? they say history is always written by the winners. but a new movie may change that.
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"wreck-it ralph" tells the story of a guy who strived for something more. here's a clip. >> my name's wreck-it ralph. for 30 years, i've been doing this. it starts to feel hard to love your job when no one else seems to like you for doing it. >> wreck it. >> sure must be nice being the good guy. i don't want to be the bad guy anymore. >> a great concept. other celebrity voices in the movie include sara silverman, jane lynch, and jack mcnair. really funny. opens in november. another fist look here. also in "pop news." for a hot second, it looked like george clooney was back on the market. but some are reporting that stacy keibler had been telling friends that they had split. but apparently, the cruel twist
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of fate that appears that somebody is toying with us. clooney's rep has denied the rumors. telling us that the story is, quote, a total fabrication designed to sell newspapers. and apparently make women very, very depressed. woman. how much is that hottie in the window? look, there was a shot of you, as i said that. not that guy, who isn't a window. they're outside right now. this is all about a new trend in the online dating world that allows users to go beyond browsing a website for potential dates. the french dating site, which translates to adopt a man, allows women to window-shop for single guys who are displayed in glass-front human-sized toy boxes. the pop-up shop will move to other parts of france. the site is free for women and has been described as a catalog
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of eligible bachelors. >> eligible, though? would you really want to date a guy who poses in a window? >> george and i -- we're going to recuse ourselves. yeah. it's our job description. >> only a matter of time before it happens in times square. that's "pop news." hey, ginger. let's have some weather now. >> i saw incredible "gangnam style" dancing out here. you stood out to me. she's from iowa. it's a little warm out here. it's pleasant here in times square. in chicago, it will be hot. 20 degrees above average. look at the clear skies there. hey, chicago, get ready. just about to slip 30 degrees by tomorrow. 60s by the end of the week. the heat spreads east. 80s in the northeast. they return. and look at the overnight lows. someone behind me from utah, you seeing that? 40s there. oh, my goodness. a little chill.
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>> we have a little chill in the air. warming up very nicely. degrees right now in the district. a beautiful start out of there. a beautiful day for a brown or bike ride. now it is sliding off to the east. does that it will bring in air and bring the days.ty up the next few for today, mostly sunny skies. back in the 80s. >> they are from pittsburgh. and they're celebrating -- >> one year anniversary. >> one year down. lara, back to you. >> thank you so much, ginger. here's a look at what we have coming up on our "gma morning menu." free-range parenting. inside the controversial hands - off approach to raising your kids. plus, we'll introduce you to psy. he has the whole world doing it. will george do it? we'll find out, coming up on
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flies." they'll end up pouncing on each other, hurting each other. >> we seem to think that play is something new and horrible and barbaric, until we all used to do it. until recently and we took it out and replaced it with classes and coaches and supervision. >> reporter: this woman is launching a revolutionary program this afternoon. drop your kids off at a playground and they'll play. unsupervised. and it will cost you a whopping $350 for 8 90-minute sessions. >> central park happens to be the safest precinct in new york city. >> reporter: she calls it free-range parenting, ledding your kids play, free of parental controls and scrutiny. she was once called the worst mother in the world, after writing about letting her 9-year-old son ride the new york subway by himself. he is now 14. the trend in american parenting
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is increasing paranoia. fear of letting kids play alone. three different parents i spoke to said what kind of liability does she have? >> i don't expect anybody, muchless lenore, to be supervising my kids. >> reporter: but even parents who struggle with urban limitations on their kids, had mixed emotions. >> you can't just let them go completely free. you want them to get some street smarts. >> i would never pay somebody money to help transition my child. that's why i send them to school. >> i can't imagine leaving my children unsupervised at that young age at all. >> reporter: and critics, like parenting expert, ann pleshette murphy, worry about the safety of young kids being left to fend for themselves. >> i think it's unbelievably irresponsible. letting kids run around and potentially doing a lot of harm to themselves or others, is not a good idea. >> reporter: an adult-free playground may not end up like "lord of the flies."
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but the prospect seems just as controversial. for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. let's talk this out now with katherine connors. along with our child psychologist, dr. jan taylor. i'm torn. i have two girls, 10 and 7. and i sympathize with both sides. you're a supporter. >> i am. i really agree very broadly. you know, i think -- there's an element of me that is torn. i have a free-range mom and an helicopter mom that do battle frequently. but i try to be as free-range an parent as i can because i believe it's important for children and my children, to have an opportunity to explore the world, to develop independence, to develop confidence, and the ability to move on their own. >> but you agree with ann pleshette murphy that it's irresponsible. >> the goal of parenting is to have a child that's assertive and can make decision. but that comes with parenting
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being able to create rules and structure and teach our kids discipline. there is a balance. you want to give your kids the independence. the at the end of the day, kids and teenagers need limits. >> here's what holds me back, catherine. living here in new york city, i'm not entirely comfortable having my kids out on their own. >> i think a city like new york is probably an ideal place to give your children more freedom. i wrote recently about a situation -- my 4-year-old tried to walk himself home from school. the response i got from the community -- because i empathized this is new york city. he tried to walk across brooklyn. the response was, well, maybe new york's the best place for this because you have an active street life. you have a lot of people. you have people looking out for each other. and maybe in the city, children have, at least the natural social parameters that they might lack in the suburbs. >> one of the attractions, is kids are all overscheduled. they're going from scheduled
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play date to scheduled play date, to lessons. and that doesn't feel like childhood. >> kids need unstructured time. and they need that freedom to find themselves and bond with other kids. this is understanding, it is irresponsible to think you're going to leave a group of kids who don't know each other, unsupervised. they could be in kentucky. they could be in new york. kids need supervision. >> what are the guidelines? >> it's a great question to ask. you need to know your child. not every child is inclined to be independence and fearless. i think you have to look for those characteristics. parents are responsible for trying to develop those characteristics, kids will benefit. but if you have a child that's inclined to explore, is confident enough to explore his or her own environment, to negotiate his or her own social dilemmas, you need to give them the freedom. >> you need to know your own style as a parent. sometimes you need to hold on. sometimes you need to let go.
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also, the temperament and personality of your child. and don't put them in a situation to make them more anxious and fearful. >> would you let your 8-year-old child play unsupervised in a park? go to on yahoo! and vote now. now, outside to lara and josh. >> thank you, george. we're very excited for something coming up. we've been waiting for this all morning. it's the dance from the smash hit music video that's taken over the world. "gma" is going "gangnam" right now. >> don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about. a blockbuster video by south korean rapper, psy. we're going to hear from him. we're not exactly sure. you want to say -- here's how it's actually said. one of our great "gma" staffers sons, she does the books for us. she told us how to say it. >> we solved the mystery. it's pronounced "gangnam." >> say that again. >> gangnam. >> the "g" sounds like a "k."
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thank you. we have a few surprises for you just ahead. first, here a look at why "gangnam style" has turned into a phenomenon. three magic words launched south korea's psy on a meteoric rise to fame. ♪ hey, sexy lady >> i've done this 12 years in korea. i'm a rookie now. local at daytime and crazy at night. that's "gangnam style." psy posting his youtube video in july. and before you could say -- >> gangnam style. >> reporter: it was going gangbusters. not to mention a flood of parodies and tributes. since psy was riding his invisible horse to the red carpet. >> i can dance cheesy.
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>> i want to do it again. >> reporter: the vmas. and tmz, where he stopped to give the paparazzi a quick lesson. >> one, two, three, four. >> i can't really do that. >> reporter: but the dance is going even farther. on top of all, kids, college students, and flash mobs, "gangnam style" turned up in nfl end zones, baseball, concerts, and right here on "gma." >> come on, girl. >> psy, come on out. >> reporter: and on monday, ellen degeneres surprised britney spears with a choreography lesson from psy himself. >> cue the music. one, two, three, four. >> reporter: all of it far beyond psy's wildest
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imagination. >> i was just thinking to make a huge hit in korea, that was my only purpose. >> reporter: so, with psy playing in front of huge crowds and the whole world going "gangnam style," where the viral dance epidemic go next? >> oh, look. >> well, there you go. george did do it. >> see? we knew. >> here we go. "gangnam style." it's taken over the world. it's taken over the interwebs. and it's time to take over times square. is everybody ready? "gangnam style." here we go. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. a huge thank you to -- wow, the control room. that was especially impressive there. >> thank you. to all the dancers.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 8:27. i am steve chenevy. today the maryland live casino openingebrate the grand its face to expansion. e casino and anne arundel county now the third largest casino in the united states. live has more than 1000 and table games. a new slot room and a new store well. students at central high school heights back in the police continue to search for the gunman who one of their classmates. shot as he walked along yesterday. news channel 8 has an in-depth
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report at 8:30. get to angelo with a look at traffic. virginia,ds and toll road,n the eastbound, the accident as you countyh the fairfax parkway. creating major delays coming off of the green light. on 95, we got rid of the earlier incident. problems in the northbound delays,n in terms of ocoquan very slow. way for 95 to the to the 14th street bridge, left over delays from earlier crash. good morning jackie. >> good morning. way into theg our 60s. a lot look of the bridge the district. degrees now. started. trend has continue for the rest of the week. today, sunny skies and 74. our high around 80 degrees.
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around where we should be. stephen. >> thank you for watching. again at 8:56. another news update for you then. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools.
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while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. goodobd and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. ♪ ♪ you better kiss me you're going to miss me ♪ ♪ when i'm gone all right. kix brooks. you know him from the supergroup, brooks & dunn. he's here after striking out on his own. robin roberts out on medical leave. >> the count check had a kick. unbelievable. >> what about the dancing that
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josh did. >> josh was amazing. i have to say, i was so impressed. >> i had to peek behind my paper. >> seeing these two rehearsing this morning. >> it has taken over youtube. it's taken over the world. and it's taken over times square in a fashion that can only be called singular. and right there, horribly tragic. >> our executive producer, running the broadcast. >> that was terrific. >> pretending he's riding a horse. >> it's "gangnam." we also have amy adams, filling in, sharing the big screen with clint eastwood, justin timberlake. and she learned how to play baseball. >> she's pretty good. also, this beautiful woman, follow me, everybody. nicole richie. did you like that? that was my runway walk for you, nicole. she's had a fierce fashion eye, rocking this blue dress.
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let me see the monitor to make sure. as a little girl, rocking that dress like nobody's business, with the little white gloves. here we are, still ahead of the trends, as always. savvy, stylish and a mogul to boot. how do you like being a fashion mogul? is this a lifelong dream for you? >> being in fashion is something i've been dreaming about my whole life. >> i feel like you've always talked about it, even before you were giving us style to wear. >> yes. >> it's been a passion. >> yes, it has. i started out with jewelry because it is a smaller project. and it was closest to my heart. and i knew once i got in it would take up my entire life. once i decided that it was the right time, i just went full force into it. you know, i'm slowly expanding and enjoying every moment. >> your mom was a big inspiration for you?
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>> she was. she was, yes. i used to sit in her empty bathtub and watch her get ready. she was going out with my dad all the time. i would watch her get her hair and makeup done. and i would think, i would like to be like her when i grow up. >> tell us about the fashion line. four lines all together? >> yes, yes, i do. >> too much. how do you do it all? and a mom to boot. >> the short answer is, i don't know. i just have to wake up every morning and kind of prioritize and figure out what i need to focus on for the day. it's a constant juggling act. that's what you have to do. >> can we see a little bit of how you've juggled with great fashions? >> yes. >> we have some of your looks. and this first one is -- i love this. >> thank you. >> it's a peacock motif dress. tell us more. >> this is the kaleidoscope
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peacock print. this is one of my signature dresses. we use this shape for my other line. and you know, this is just a great -- a great evening piece. the color's beautiful for fall. the print is beautiful. you'll see little hints of house of harlow throughout the collection. in this case, you see hints of it throughout the ends of the rope. just in the small details. >> this is all available at macy's? >> all available at macy's. >> let's look at look number two. there's a bohemian feel to these pieces. >> i'm inspired by the '60s and '70s. everything starts with music. hopefully you'll see a little bit of that throughout the collection. this is a little naughtier. >> you know. i had to add some spice. some of us have to go on dates. >> look number three is a little edgier.
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>> yes. this is one of my favorite jackets. this is a faux leather and faux fur jacket. i did a play on mixing masculine and feminine fabric. for example, this top, you can't see the sleeves. but the top is a more feminine fabric. you'll see a lot of that throughout the line. and these leather leggings are one of my favorites, as well. >> they are very hot. and do you feel you could take those from day tonight? >> absolutely. absolutely. you can wear them with a white t-shirt and flats during the day. >> i tried to be a little groovier today. >> i'm feeling it. i like the red. and the black pumps. very chic. >> let's -- i just talked to you, nicole, about motherhood. being here in new york, are you sneaking in the shows during fashion week? >> i've been so busy trying to finish this collection, because
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it launches today. i'm missing shows. i was a little here last week. i had to fly home for my son's third birthday for two days. and back here now. >> your dad must be very proud of you. >> my dad cries all the time. it's really embarrassing. all the time. it's really annoying. like, in public. p>> well, you're his little gir. >> i get it. i do. >> congratulations on not one, not two, but four fashion lines. >> thank you. >> the jewelry, motherhood and continued success. nicole richie, everybody. and ginger zee is somewhere nearby to hopefully give us good weather. >> we'll have great weather. wanted to say, you came all the way. rig into the >> and your at home and is
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looking great. at the blow. a spot in the sky. 62 degrees at this hour. watching for temperatures to up. trend expected of the rain will streth >> we started this week with jessica simpson, our first of amazing team robin guest hosts actually. hearing all about her new baby maxwell drew. now, she's determined to lose that baby weight as a spokesperson for weight watchers. we're showing you a sneak peek of her new commercial. that's what you're seeing right now. she's lost already 40 pounds. and the plan is to continue that. she's looking great. also, taking 14,000 steps a day. that's a lot. exercising with her pedometer. she wants us to get up and get moving. she is giving the audience some pedometers.
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i'm going to hand them out. for a walk in chicago. very good. we got all of this because of jessica. more fun co-hosts to come. back to lara. >> thank you, ginger. i'm finding this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... education,n, to want the very best public education system for your children.
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♪ it's always a pleasure to welcome amy adams back to "gma." she is starring in a brand-new movie with clint eastwood called "trouble with the curve." it opens next week. amy, welcome back. >> thank you. >> i have to quote clint eastwood. you can sprint like a guy, throw like a guy, take a real swing. how did you learn to play baseball? >> i had to get a coach. a private baseball coach because before i started this film, i could not do any of those. i could run. i was a good runner. >> and you play the daughter of clint. he's a scout, a baseball scout. you have to know something about the game. >> yeah. >> you had to look like you
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could do it. >> i had to look like it was some place i grew up, that i was comfortable, and at home on the field. >> i heard when you got out there, you had something that could be called, in some places, a home run. >> pretty good. >> yeah. in a very small field. >> so, what is it like to work with a legend like clint eastwood? >> it's amazing. i grew up watching clint. had a huge crush on him, of course. but he's just such a warm individual. and he just has such a great sense of humanity and of humor. and really made it easy not to be intimidated. >> you also get to work with justin timberlake. >> yes. 3 is not the kind of dancing you usually expect from justin timberlake > clogging. >> clogging? >> clogging.
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it's a dance. >> no. where i'm from, they take you to a psych ward for that. >> i think you would like it. it's fun. you should try it. >> no, no, no. >> come on. it will be fun. >> try to keep up. >> you got him to do it. are you a clogger? >> i would like to learn clogging, actually. they looked like they were having a lot of fun when they were doing, the professional cloggers. >> the last time we talked on "gma," you were still pregnant. >> really pregnant. >> now, your daughter's more than two. >> hi. i told you t watch. >> hi. i told you t watch. bet you she is. she's such a sweetie. >> does she get the idea that mommy's a big movie star? >> i think you're the first person to tell her. >> sorr abothat park this summer. now whe i say i'm going to
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work, she thinks i'm doing work likes that. i'm doing and that fu for us. , an int diet. t means i check my e-mail and sort of a couple of news stories. and sort of a couple of news stories. bti'must spendin >> an much, i really wanted qualiyti with my wn i home, i'm really trying to just set it aside. you know? >> how does it feel? >> it feels good. sometimes it's very anxiety-inducing. i feel like i really was addicted. you feel like you need to know things. if yn on, you're missing someut then, you learn you can cf> you have one other big mo "the master," with philip seymour hoffman.& "the master," with philip seymour hoffman.& >> it is magnificent. joaquin phoenix
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we're with country star kix brooks. he is sitting the music scene solo, of spending 20 years as part of the superduo brooks & dunn. his new solo album "new to this
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town." it's a song about starting over. and certainly appropriate, given what you've done in the last two years. starting over from brooks & dunn. how does it feel to be a solo artist once again? you started out solo. >> it sounds cliche. but 20 years go by in a hurry. it feels right. >> it feels right. that's one way to go forward. it's interesting because during these 2 years, i understand you wrote 50 songs to put together this album? >> yeah. but they all weren't very good. i kept 12 of them that are worth singing. >> i mean, everyone makes a joke. what is the inspiration for your music? >> it's everything. it's memories. it's seeing the people around you. it's stuff that's happening to you. if i was writing about what i do every day, it would be a pretty boring album.
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>> let's listen to 1 of 12. "new to this town." kix brooks, let's hear it. >> thanks. ♪ i was sitting at the cafe for a bite ♪ ♪ couldn't help but overhear this guy ♪ ♪ he just pulled up in a u-haul truck ♪ ♪ telling becky how pumped he was ♪ ♪ bout movin' here for his new job ♪ ♪ and what a cool little spot it was ♪ ♪ kinda made me jealous made me mad ♪ ♪ wish i could see this place like that ♪ ♪ yeah, i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ just pullin' in checkin' it out ♪ ♪ for the first time wish i could go anywhere ♪ ♪ and not be afraid
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of finding you there ♪ ♪ yeah, girl when i see you around ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ i can't put my feet on this sidewalk ♪ ♪ without hearin' you laugh or hearin' you talk ♪ ♪ and every street's a memory of just how good it used to be ♪ ♪ i can't walk into that corner bar ♪ ♪ without someone askin' how you are ♪ ♪ and how you're doing and how you been ♪ ♪ i gotta go through it all again ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ just pullin' in checkin' it out ♪ ♪ for the first time wish i could go anywhere ♪ ♪ and not be afraid of finding you there ♪
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♪ yeah, girl when i see you around ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ i wonder what it feels like ♪ ♪ to hop in my truck and not think about us ♪ ♪ just go for a ride stop at that stoplight ♪ ♪ not think about you sittin' here by my side ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ just pullin' in checkin' it out ♪ ♪ for the first time wish i could go anywhere ♪ ♪ and not be afraid of finding you there ♪ ♪ yeah, girl
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when i see you around ♪ ♪ and i feel the way that i do now ♪ ♪ oh, i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ oh, yeah i wish i was ♪ ♪ new to this town oh, yeah ♪ ♪ i wish i was new to this town ♪ ♪ yeah wish i was new to this town ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this presidenent can tell us it was someone else's flt. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under presidentnt obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney
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and i approved this message. ♪ a whole lot going on this morning. thanks to kix brooks. >> yeah. >> big morning tomorrow, as well. oprah's going to be here and the
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kardashian sisters. what are you going to do, lara? >> nicole richie has given us parting gifts. her perfume. it smells delicious. her empire continues. >> we want to give you a big thank you to all of the dancers. loved having them here to do our "gangnam style." now, a little more "gangnam style." there he is. ♪ >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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>> good morning. it is 8:56. i am cynne simpson. it is easier to get from the nation's capital to a key city in the battle east. opening a service flight to do by. and these dogs and their will graduate today. t the were trained a national can and training and operations center in front royal. toy spent 10 weeks trying showcasing,etect explosives. looking at stopped cost of a free anacostia freeway. this logo on 95 northbound in virginia.
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for those traveling in an earlier crash on at university boulevard. at randolph road. , adam.rning >> good morning. pit bull de. sunshine of the capital. another cruise the day. for low humidity. a little warmer than the past couple days. 62 now. winchester, 55, gaithersburg, 57. mostly sunny. 80s.into the low to mid is our average. close to where we will be as ago 6:00 p.m.:00 p.m. to time frame. rain until of saturday. justin a slight
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